ETSU Drops NCAA Tournament Match to Wildcats
ETSU Drops NCAA Tournament Match to Wildcats
Friday, May 6, 2022

Bucs suffer 4-0 loss to Northwestern in round one

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2022) – The 2022 season came to an end for ETSU Men’s Tennis on Friday afternoon as the Bucs dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 30 Northwestern in the opening round of the NCAA Championship in Lexington, Ky. With the loss, the 71st-ranked Buccaneers conclude their season with a 20-7 overall record.

Northwestern and ETSU were deadlocked in tight doubles matches, with each one ending in a 6-4 result. Unfortunately for the Bucs, the Wildcats picked up two of those 6-4 decisions to snatch the doubles point. ETSU’s lone doubles win came in the top slot as Frazier Rengifo (Cali, Colombia) and Juan Sebastian Zabala (Guayaquil, Ecuador) toppled the 82nd-ranked doubles tandem of Steven Forman and Felix Nordby.

Northwestern picked up three straight singles wins in the top three singles positions to secure the 4-0 win over the Bucs in the opening round. All three of the Wildcats’ wins were in straight sets.

Singles Competition

  1. #42 Steven Forman (NU) def. Dimitri Badra (ETSU), 6-3, 7-5
  2. Simen Bratholm (NU) def. Yusuf Khamis (ETSU), 7-5, 6-3
  3. Trice Pickens (NU) def. Frazier Rengifo (ETSU), 6-3, 6-4
  4. Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) vs. Presley Thieneman (NU), 3-6, 6-5 unfinished
  5. Thiago Pernas (ETSU) vs. Felix Nordby (NU), unfinished
  6. Francisco Lamas (ETSU) vs. Brian Berdusco (NU), unfinished

Doubles Competition

  1. Frazier Rengifo/Juan Sebastian Zabala (ETSU) def. #82 Steven Forman/Felix Nordby (NU), 6-4
  2. Simen Bratholm/Brian Berdusco (NU) def. Yusuf Khamis/Thiago Pernas (ETSU), 6-4
  3. Trice Pickens/Natan Spear (NU) def. Dimitri Badra/Hugo Lobo (ETSU), 6-4

Match Notes: #71 ETSU (20-7); #30 Northwestern (20-10)
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (3,1,2)

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